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craig588
Nov 19, 2005

by Nyc_Tattoo
Is latency important? Like the difference in 100ms and 10ms. I see most people using Elgato or Avermedia devices, but I think it's more because they can get an image out in less than 16ms, not because they're any better beyond that. I'm almost sure the cheaper ones will work generally just as well and if some latency doesn't matter they might not be any different. USB can also be annoying because some USB 3 controllers don't work with some capture gear, but if you only need like 480P that might sidestep that issue and work over USB 2.

I can't say always, but one of the common ways capture devices show up to a PC is as a webcam putting out the raw feed they're capturing. I don't know about programming, but if you're already able to see a web cam in your app then it shouldn't be a jump to move to a capture card.

craig588 fucked around with this message at 14:00 on Oct 28, 2017

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